ED­I­BLE GAR­DEN

Gardening Australia - - YOUR PLANNER -

Trim pas­sion­fruit vines to re­move bulk and make way for spring growth and ow­ers Pre­pare suit­able sites for plant­ing trop­i­cal fruit trees

Pull out win­ter crops that have passed their best to make space for spring ve­g­ies (above) Add a half hand­ful of lime, dolomite or gyp­sum per square me­tre be­fore plant­ing toma­toes Fer­tilise fruit trees, give them a deep wa­ter­ing, and nish with a layer of mulch

Clear out com­post bays to make way for new ma­te­rial

Plant sum­mer crops where soil is warm and in cool ar­eas raise pot­ted seedlings in a warm spot Spread well-rot­ted ma­nure over vegie beds to boost spring growth

Har­vest as­para­gus (be­low) daily as new-sea­son shoots come on

In­crease wa­ter­ing of ve­g­ies and fruit trees as tem­per­a­tures rise

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